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EAn Arabian philosopher born at Cordova in Spain, and at one time Cadi of Seville. He revered Aristotle, and translated his works into Arabic with commentaries which express his conception of the relation between philosophy and religion. Averroes holds the highest bliss of the soul to be union in this life with that actual intelledt or consciousness which is one and
continuous in all individuals, who differ solely in the degree of their illumination through its manifestation. Mediævalism misinterpreted Averroes, pronounced him an arch heretic, and his name became the synonym for scoffer and sceptic.